Veteran Bengali Actor Dwijen Bandyopadhyay Passes Away, CM Grieves
Veteran Bengali actor Dwijen Bandyopadhyay, a known name in theatre as well as cinema, passed away early on Wednesday at his residence in Kolkata. He was 68.
The actor died of massive cardiac arrest at his residence, at around 2 am today, his family said.
He had acted in both art house and mainstream films like Chander Bari, Jekhane Bhooter Bhoy, Phoring, Autograph and Prem By Chance to name a few.
He is survived by his wife and daughter.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed grief over the death of the veteran actor.
Thespian Soumitra Chatterjee was among those who went to Bandyopadhyay's residence to pay his last respects.
Bandyopadhyay's body was taken to Academy of Fine Arts before cremation.
Director Atanu Ghosh said, "It is a sad day for all of us and a great loss for the Bengali film industry and stage."
Sudeshna Roy, director of the film 'Sudhu Tumi' in which Bandyopadhyay had acted, said, "I can't yet believe this. We were supposed to meet in October. Dwijen-da had also worked with us for our serial 'Labanyer Sansar'. Durga Puja this year started on a sad note for us."
Here is a glimpse of a theater performance by him. (Courtesy: Kaahonwall)